I have been selected among 250 bloggers world-wide to read and blog about Jen Hatmaker’s updated book, Interrupted. (Wait—be impressed!) I do have the download and a hardcopy book because I was among the first to do a Horshack—“Oh! Oh! Me! Me!”
So, I’m committed. A few of the books on my current reading stack:
- Climbing the Ladder in Stilettos by Lynette Lewis
- One Big Thing by Phil Cooke
- Purple Cow by Seth Godin
- The Brand Called You by Peter Montoya
The scope of these books is captured by the sub-title of Purple Cow: “Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable.”
Today I’m confronted by “Interrupted.” My immediate reaction is “Oh crap! In the middle of figuring out how to be remarkable and how to be heard in a world of noise and getting “out there,” I’m going to hear Jen and Jesus telling me how to cut back, give away my favorite shirts and diminish myself? The subtitle to her book is enough to make me want to ship the book back: “When Jesus wrecks your comfortable Christianity.”
Am I going to be challenged to write across our new website, “NEVER MIND!”?
My second reaction is that I am willing to be interrupted only if God wants to hand me the winning lottery ticket number. That will work in my calendar. I’m thinking $63 million. After taxes. I need some stability and security. Walking around money would be helpful. “Interrupted” just doesn’t fit into my current plans.
Hatmakers will be on HGTV beginning August 7 to show us how they remodeled a farmhouse into a home, ministry center and office. I have my sights on an empty downtown building that could be on HGTV. I’m figuring the lottery ticket will be just about enough to rehab it.
I don’t have time or energy or willingness to be Interrupted. “Wrecking my comfort…?” Jesus, couldn’t we just interrupt something else?
Don’t tell NavPress I said this. I don’t want to be Interrupted and have to pay for the book too.
I’ll keep you posted.
D. Dean Benton
Benton Quest House